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Giving Tuesday: What you need to know

Posted: 6:22 AM, Dec 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-03 06:22:19-05
People donated $45M to nonprofits via Facebook on Giving Tuesday

Unlike Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday where you focus on snagging the best deals for yourself or family and friends, Giving Tuesday is about giving back to your favorite charity.

You can donate to worldwide, national and/or local charities. The Giving Tuesday website makes it easy to participate in the day locally, just click here.

Facebook announced that they will match donations up to $7 million in honor of the day. You can read more here.

Before donating to anything, make sure you check Florida Department of Agriculture's "Check-A-Charity" resource to make sure you know how your money is being spent.

All you have to do is type in the organization's complete or partial name and click the "Search" button. You'll then see the financial information reported to the department.